TRY-athon 2018

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Come and TRY: Running, Cycling and Swimming

Please note that booking via Eventbrite is to register your interest only and you will be required to register on the day – if you have a wellbeing card/fob please bring it with you so that you can register at the event much faster.

Suitable for all abilities whether you’re a new starter, re-trying or confident we have sessions you can join in and have fun.

If you complete all 3 activities at any level you will recieve a medal.

If you have your own bike, please bring it along with you on the day.

Do you need to borrow a bike? If so please bring along with you some photo ID on the day (you will not be able to borrow a bike with out your photo ID) Please email us on stating the size of the bike you require ie small, medium or large to ensure we have the correct sizes available on the day.

If you would like to train to participate in an offical triathlon then click on the link below for more information and to book your place

You will be taken through each discipline by our qualified triathlon coaches for the next 9 weeks starting the 25th June at Handsworth Wellbeing Centre 


Greener Birmingham Day Out 2018

Big Healthy Lunch

Help us look after the city’s green spaces by taking action and getting involved in the Greener Birmingham Day Out 24th June.  This Free family friendly fun event is open to all,

Activities include; inflatables, cycle tune up and maintenence,badminton, tennis, giant jenga, giant connect four, basketball, led cycle rides and much more

British Cycling are looking for volunteers

lets ride Birmingham

British Cycling are looking for volunteers for a number of key roles – could you be one of them?

We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to get involved at HSBC UK Let’s Ride Birmingham this year and help us make each event an unforgettable experience for the thousands of people taking part.

Volunteers will be a crucial part of each day, supporting our team to make the events shine and ensure everyone has a great time.

We’re not offering monetary rewards, but in exchange for your time we’ll give you some basic training, something to wear, and provide support on the day to ensure you have a great time too!

If you’re over 18, enjoy the buzz of a big event, and are willing to give up your own time to get involved, there are a limited number of roles available at each HSBC UK City Ride, including:

  • Route marshals: lend some encouragement and support to riders along the route and point them in the right direction.
  • Hub hosts: offer a friendly welcome at the main event hubs, hand out giveaways and support the family activities.
  • Riders: get out on your bike and ride alongside the public, provide encouragement, spot any issues along the way and link with our support crew.

Register now to get involved!

Wellbeing Survey

Wellbeing Survey 1b

Some Interesting things you told us in the Spring 2016 Wellbeing Survey

Health and happiness

Around 30% of people said they don’t feel that healthy and that they’re not that happy. 

However, when we looked at the relationship between happy people and healthy people, we found that 84% of those who said they felt healthy also said they were happy.

So it looks like if you want to be happier being healthier may help and doing any sort of physical activity will help you be healthier,

Physical activity

When we looked at the relationship between happy people and the activity they actually do there were some clear winners!

  • 1st        Walking the dog or Group Fitness Classes
  • 2nd         Playing with children or swimming
  • 3rd        Running or gardening

The good news is that 60% of everyone we spoke to said they want to do more physical exercise – which is great!

When asked what they’d like to do, some clear favourites emerged:

  • 16% go for a swim
  • 12% go to the gym, attend a fitness session or group class
  • 11% go for a walk
  • 10% go cycling
  • 9%   have a dance
  • 7%   go for a run or jog


Use of parks

Many of these activities you can do yourself in your local park and it looks like using your local park has a very positive link with your health and happiness.

  • 41% of panellists who use parks rate their health as good or very good vs only 25% for those who don’t use parks
  • 26% of those who use parks are very happy (score 9 or 10 for happiness rating) vs 17% from those who don’t use parks


So if you want to stay healthy and feel good why not visit your local park or Wellbeing Centre where we offer access to facilities and sessions free of charge as part of the Be Active scheme. Please follow the links below.

ParkLives Birmingham


Looking for support?


Are you looking for help and support for your free activity day?  We may be able to help

Please see available time slots below and the application form at the bottom of the page

Outdoor Offer – request for support form TAWS

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